Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

1133 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN
Max Capacity: 1,775 people
About Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
When it comes to special events, meetings, or conferences, the numbers say it all. The Union’s Biddle Hotel and Conference Center has nearly 100 years of special event experience, about 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and hosts more than 15,000 functions every year. Consider the union for your next special event: reunions, banquets, informal gatherings, and more. Our staff will be happy to work with you. In addition to wedding receptions, we also specialize in bridal luncheons and showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. We offer a variety of meeting spaces to suit every need, not to mention an experienced meetings and group services staff to help you along the way. From Alumni Hall, with its 5,000 square feet, paneled walls, hardwood floors, and raised stage, to the intimate KP Williams room with its seating for 10 at an antique dining room table, you will have more than 20 options from which to choose. We even offer a Commemorative Garden, a piazza-style space featuring limestone walls bordering a beautiful garden filled with annuals, perennials, and mature trees. All of our settings feature state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment services as well.
Package Pricing
Bryan Room
$95 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Charter Room
Attendees: 14 max | $150 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Distinguished Alumni Room
Attendees: 20 max | $250 /event
Pricing for meetings only
Tree Suite Garden
$400 - $500 /event
Pricing for all event types
Beck Chapel
Attendees: 65 max | $450 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Frangipani Room
Attendees: 200 max | $450 /event
Pricing for all event types
Alumni Hall
Attendees: 650 max | $1,000 - $4,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
Wedding Packages
$36 - $75 /person
Pricing for weddings only
Event Spaces
Alumni Hall
Alumni Hall
Frangipani Room
Frangipani Room
Beck Chapel
Beck Chapel
Bryan Room
Bryan Room
Charter Room
Charter Room
Distinguished Alumni Room
Distinguished Alumni Room
Tree Suite Garden
Tree Suite Garden
Additional Event Spaces
Additional Event Spaces
Recommendations
A Perfect Day! Bari and her team are excellent - An Eventective User from Indianapolis, Indiana

Our wedding reception was held at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, IN. It is located right at the heart of the Indiana University campus which is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL in the Fall. Bari Kuhlman and her team helped to set up the event and the catering which was a huge load off our shoulders. Keeping it short and sweet; the food was incredible and the selection we were able to choose from was flexible and extensive! They had a little something for everyone, even if you have a food allergy. The set up was magical! They made one of the venue rooms available in the Union (I forget the name but they have a lot of rooms to choose from) look stunning with decorations and lighting. Call and ask for pictures!

Beautiful Summer Wedding - An Eventective User from Orangeburg, New York

I was married at the IMU in June of this year, and had my reception there as well. I highly recommend this venue. The director of events, Bari Kuhlman, was very helpful throughout the entire process, and during our communications and meetings she anticipated the many questions that we had and quite a few that we hadn't even thought of. Our ceremony was held outdoors, right outside the venue, and the IMU provided the sound system. The IMU itself handles all the dining tables and catering, but they work very well with all the other businesses dealing with other parts of the wedding (chair rentals, florists, musicians/DJs, cake, etc.). They can also provide many helpful recommendations as they are very knowledgeable about the local wedding industry. They are pretty flexible on those matters. The IMU has three different rooms available for receptions, think of them as small (up to several dozen people), medium (100 to 150), and large (over 150), so they can find you the most appropriate event space for different reception sizes. Perhaps one thing that might be off-putting about this venue is its location within Indiana University's student center. Although the reception areas are private and closed off, the halls and surrounding areas will generally have many other people walking around, especially during the school year. There are also various book stores and eateries that might detract from the ambiance. However, if you have any connection to IU, there is a great deal of sentimental value in having your wedding on campus. Finally, another big plus for my wife and me, both of whom had many family members and friends coming in from out of town, was the IMU hotel. We reserved a block of rooms for our wedding party and a number of guests, and it is simply very convenient to have the wedding and lodging in the same place.

Location
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Indoor Pool
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1775
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 20
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 55,000